Truckee River Fishing Report

Truckee River

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by Orvis Company

With water temps ranging for the high 50's to low 60's fish will be looking to feed. This time of year fish can be in any type of water, so covering all water types is important. ESN is still going to produce the most fish, but fishing with a dry dropper and nymphing with an indicator will be great way to cover deep pools, glides and runs. Dry fly fishing has been great in the evenings with PMD's, Yellow Sallies and caddis hatching. Try a Purple Parachute Adam's of light Elk Hair caddis on a longer leader when fish are rising. Streamer fishing has been really good during low light times. Swinging buggers and other sculpin patterns with some strips has produced some bigger fish.

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:Brian Slusser (California)

Water flow: 793 Mogul Nevada

Visibility: 48 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 57 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: mid-day into the afternoon

Best stretch: From Mogul to Stateline on the Nevada side, and stateline to Truckee.

Best access point: Best access points on the river are areas west of Reno including Mayberry Park, Crystal Peak Park, Mogul, Verdi.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Stoneflies BWO's Crayfish Sculpin Midges Scuds

Fish species: Browns, Rainbows, Cutthroat, Cutbows, Mountain Whitefish

Fishing season: Year Round

Nearest airport: Reno, NV

Recommended fly fishing leader9 Foot Leader

Recommended fly fishing tippet5X Tippet

Best fly fishing rod9' 5 Weight Fly Rod

Best floating fly lineWF Trout Fly Line

Best sinking fly lineClass V Sink Tip Fly Line

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